So, you ask, why paint blooms? Aren’t flowers, you know, a bit old fashioned?
But flowers are a conundrum, a dichotomy.
They reflect and absorb light, sending just the color to your eye they were meant to.
They have been around for centuries, but new blooms are just now opening.
They are at once both easy to crush and throw in the fire, and yet they are resilient, springing back into place after being displaced, trampled, rained on.
Flowers return with a fierce will to live every season in the right conditions. Come to the garden and see!
I will be painting live on July 8th and 9th from 10am-2pm in a Black Mountain Garden near you, during the 16th Annual Art In Bloom & Garden Tour.
This is the Black Mountain Center for the Arts’ most anticipated fundraiser of the year.
Grab your self guided map with your ticket purchase at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Busy those days? Come back and check out my paintings in the exhibition that follows. More details below!
Art in Bloom 2022
Schedule of Events
June 15 – July 6 • 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday • Regional Galleries Exhibit
In the weeks leading up to Art in Bloom, The Black Mountain Center for the Arts’ gallery will feature selected pieces from regional galleries. The works featured will be inspiration for the arrangements created by our floral designers.
July 7 • 5-7pm • Art in Bloom Preview Party
Be among the first to see the floral interpretations at their freshest and meet the floral designers. Art in Bloom kicks off with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. This is a night you won’t want to miss.
July 8 & 9 • 10am-4pm • Tour the Gallery & Floral Arrangements
Visit the gallery to experience the stunning creativity of our Ikebana and Western floral designers who have created arrangements inspired by the artworks in the show. The flowers will only be on display for 2 days, so don’t miss your chance to see nature imitating art!
July 8 & 9 • 10am-2pm • Local Garden Tour & Plein Air Artists
The self-guided garden tour features a diverse array of inspiring local gardens. Look for plein air artists creating in each garden! Your Garden Tour Ticket includes a map and directions to each garden and access to the main gallery for the Art in Bloom exhibit.
July 13 – 29 • 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday • Art from the Garden Exhibit
Return to BMCA after Art in Bloom to view the works created during the Garden Tour by the plein air artists. This beautiful show is FREE and open to the public.
Art in Bloom Gallery Exhibit – $5
Garden Tour & Gallery Exhibit -$30
Preview Party (includes Gallery Exhibit, drinks and hor’d’oeuvres) – $45
Art in Bloom Everything Pass (includes Preview party, Garden Tour, and Exhibit) – $60
Art from the Garden Exhibit July 13 – 29 FREE!